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Youth dies in clash at Katigorah

By CORRESPONDENT

SILCHAR, May 12 - Tension prevailed in the Digarkhal area following an argument and the subsequent clash between a worker of the Digarkhal stone quarry and a police officer posted at the Gumrah Outpost under Katigorah constituency on Wednesday night. The situation took a serious turn and in the scuffle, a 16-year-old boy, identified as Pom Das, was seriously injured. He was rushed to the Silchar Medical College Hospital where he died around 3 am today.

It is learnt that Projesh Das, a worker of the Digarkhal stone quarry, was arguing with his friend over the closure of the quarry when ASI Tarun Malakar of the Gumrah Outpost rushed towards him and thrashed him.

In protest against the �police misbehaviour,� the people of the area blocked the road around 10.30pm. Later, the police had to resort to firing in the air to disperse the crowd.

Meanwhile, local residents have demanded compensation to the tune of Rs 5 lakh to the family members of the deceased and adequate compensation to Projesh Das. A demand was also made to punish the police officer allegedly involved in the incident. Cachar Additional SP Jagadish Das claimed that the situation had been brought under control, and that the police were investigating the case on a priority basis.

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Youth dies in clash at Katigorah

SILCHAR, May 12 - Tension prevailed in the Digarkhal area following an argument and the subsequent clash between a worker of the Digarkhal stone quarry and a police officer posted at the Gumrah Outpost under Katigorah constituency on Wednesday night. The situation took a serious turn and in the scuffle, a 16-year-old boy, identified as Pom Das, was seriously injured. He was rushed to the Silchar Medical College Hospital where he died around 3 am today.

It is learnt that Projesh Das, a worker of the Digarkhal stone quarry, was arguing with his friend over the closure of the quarry when ASI Tarun Malakar of the Gumrah Outpost rushed towards him and thrashed him.

In protest against the �police misbehaviour,� the people of the area blocked the road around 10.30pm. Later, the police had to resort to firing in the air to disperse the crowd.

Meanwhile, local residents have demanded compensation to the tune of Rs 5 lakh to the family members of the deceased and adequate compensation to Projesh Das. A demand was also made to punish the police officer allegedly involved in the incident. Cachar Additional SP Jagadish Das claimed that the situation had been brought under control, and that the police were investigating the case on a priority basis.